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Auckland and Northland supreme homes revealed

Media release: 11 August 2014
Auckland and Northland supreme homes revealed

A new home in Takapuna and a renovation in Devonport have been named this year’s finest Auckland homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Auckland and Northland Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Bonham Builders & Management took out six regional awards with the Takapuna home, including a Gold Award and category win for the Westpac Homes over $2 million, as well as the Craftsmanship Award, Heart of the Home Kitchen Award, Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence Award and the Supreme Award for the Auckland and Northland Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.

Absolute Building Services was awarded the Supreme Award for the Auckland and Northland Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year for their home in Devonport, as well as a Gold Award and overall category win for the Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000. The company also won a Gold Award in the same category for another renovation in Parnell.

Bonham Builders & Management’s winning build impressed judges who said, “This is a unique home. With a series of pavilions on a small site with a black exterior and golden interior, it exudes warmth through a unique blend of birch plywood and yellow cedar.”

“Boasting mind-blowing features, including an interior glazed bridge, a beautifully crafted stainless steel kitchen and the technology of window areas disappearing into floors or sliding upwards, every space and feature of this home has been meticulously designed and built.”

“This house is to die for. A builder of superb skill has made the dream come true for these very lucky homeowners.”

The judges said Absolute Building Services’ extensive renovation in Devonport required a builder of great skill and confidence, working with an extremely difficult site.
“This was a major renovation to a property which takes in the magnificent views of the harbour and the nearby naval base,” they said.

“Beautifully crafted and styled to bring simplicity to the living spaces and an easy flow from the interior to the cantilevered decks, the builder should be congratulated for his workmanship and project management."

The results were announced at a gala dinner on Saturday, 9 August at the Viaduct Events Centre. The event was attended by members of the local building industry and the Auckland Registered Master Builders.

There were 28 Gold Award winners from Auckland and Northland which will now be assessed alongside Gold Award winners from across the country to find the National Gold Reserve finalists, which will be announced in early September.

National category winners and the Registered Master Builders Supreme Awards for Renovation of the Year and House of the Year will be announced at a gala dinner in Auckland in November.

The Awards are made possible through the support of PlaceMakers, James Hardie, GIB, Nulook, Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, Future-Proof Building, Carters, ITM, Plumbing World, Resene, Westpac and Master Build Services.

For more information about the competition, visit www.houseoftheyear.co.nz.

ENDS

Notes to the editor

About the Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year

The competition is structured on two levels – regional and national. Gold, Silver and Bronze Award winners are determined using a points-based system. These award-winners are announced at 11 regional events held throughout New Zealand during July and August.

The top local Gold Award winners become Gold Reserve National Finalists, announced in early September. The national finalists are then re-judged by a panel of judges who determine the overall national winners, which are announced at a gala dinner in November.

AUCKLAND REGISTERED MASTER BUILDERS 2014 HOUSE OF THE YEAR
AWARDCOMPANYLOCATIONIMAGE CODE
Renovation Award up to $250,000
Gold & CategorySika Homes LimitedOnehungaAK-01-5316
GoldAllan Wallace Builders LimitedHuapaiAK-01-5307
Future-Proof Building Renovation Award over $500,000
Gold & CategoryAbsolute Building Services LimitedDevonportAK-03-5265
GoldAbsolute Building Services LimitedParnellAK-03-5214
SilverShore Build LimitedEllerslieAK-03-5234
SilverBox Construction LimitedEpsomAK-03-5501
SilverColeman Quality Builders LimitedTakapunaAK-03-5171
SilverFinesse Residential LimitedMission BayAK-03-5218
Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment New Homes under $250,000
SilverThe House Company (Rodney) LimitedSnells BeachAK-04-5261
SilverTotal Building Solutions LimitedClarks BeachAK-04-5567
PlaceMakers New Homes $250,000-$350,000
Gold & CategoryAshton Builders LimitedPokenoAK-05-5324
SilverHarbourCity Building Company LimitedWarkworthAK-05-5490
SilverSummit Homes NZ LimitedPokenoAK-05-5263
SilverSummit Homes NZ LimitedPokenoAK-05-5262
SilverSummit Homes NZ LimitedPokenoAK-05-5249
SilverJAL Developments LimitedTe Atau PeninsulaAK-05-5276
SilverUniversal Homes LimitedHobsonvilleAK-05-5362
BronzeUniversal Homes LimitedHobsonvilleAK-05-5381
PlaceMakers New Homes $350,000-$450,000
Gold & CategoryWaller Project LimitedMangere BridgeAK-06-5472
GoldJAL Developments LimitedHobsonville PointAK-06-5279
GoldSicato Residential LimitedSilverdaleAK-06-5555
BronzeSentinel Homes LimitedLong BayAK-06-5361
James Hardie New Homes $450,000-$600,000
Gold & CategoryHarris Built LimitedOrakeiAK-07-5516
GoldThe House Company (Rodney) LimitedWhangaparaoaAK-07-5329
GoldJAL Developments LimitedPt ChevalierAK-07-5278
GoldSentinel Homes LimitedGlendowieAK-07-5366
GoldPowell Developments LimitedWaiau PaAK-07-5482
SilverMaddren Homes LimitedMasseyAK-07-5266
Nulook New Homes $600,000-$1 million
Gold & CategoryHAMR Home Building ContractorsWhitiangaAK-08-5196
GoldFalcon Homes LimitedBeachlandsAK-08-5575
GoldMaddren Homes LimitedKumeuAK-08-5191
SilverHomes by Legacy LimitedTakapunaAK-08-5169
SilverMaddren Homes LimitedMuriwai BeachAK-08-5267
SilverJennian Homes Northland LimitedWhangareiAK-08-5397
BronzeBay Group LimitedHerald IslandAK-08-5469
BronzeJAL Developments LimitedKarakaAK-08-5280
BronzeSentinel Homes LimitedWaiakeAK-08-5367
Carters New Homes $1 million-$2 million
Gold & CategoryLost Craft Carpentry Company LimitedWaiheke IslandAK-09-5338
GoldLindesay Construction LimitedWhangarei HeadsAK-09-5489
GoldSteve Haycock Construction LimitedOmahaAK-09-5270
GoldTP Builders LimitedCastor BayAK-09-5282
GoldHouse of Nautica LimitedCoatesvilleAK-09-5571
GoldCrawford Construction LimitedHikurangiAK-09-5442
Westpac New Homes over $2 million
Gold & CategoryBonham Builders & Management LimitedTakapunaAK-10-5277
GoldLindesay Construction LimitedRussellAK-10-5459
GoldPSL Construction LimitedNorthlandAK-10-5247
GoldBrackenridge Builders LimitedWarkworthAK-10-5354
GoldBrackenridge Builders LimitedRodneyAK-10-5359
SilverUnique Homes LimitedStanmore BayAK-10-5474
SilverIsland 2000 LimitedWaiheke IslandAK-10-5471
SilverWilkinson Building & Construction LimitedTakapunaAK-10-5335
GIB Show Home Award
Gold & CategoryJAL Developments LimitedStonefieldsAK-12-5281
SilverUniversal Homes LimitedChatham HillAK-12-5443
SilverUniversal Homes LimitedKarakaAK-12-5447
SilverJennian Homes Auckland LimitedEllerslieAK-12-5353
BronzeTeam Build (NZ) LimitedLong BayAK-12-5421
Supreme Award and Auckland and Northland Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year
Bonham Builders & Management Limited for a home in Takapuna
Supreme Award and Auckland and Northland Registered Master Builders 2014 Renovation of the Year
Absolute Building Services Limited for a home in Devonport
Lifestyle Awards
Craftsmanship AwardBonham Builders & Management LimitedTakapunaAK-10-5277
Outdoor Living AwardLindesay Construction LimitedRussellAK-10-5459
Heart of the Home Kitchen AwardBonham Builders & Management LimitedTakapunaAK-10-5277
Plumbing World Bathroom Excellence AwardBonham Builders & Management LimitedTakapunaAK-10-5277
Resene Sustainability AwardCrawford Construction LimitedHikurangiAK-09-5442


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